Applies to

  • Business
  • Enterprise

Calendar app filters: Frequently Asked Questions

Limit the displayed information so that you and others can see specific activities, with filters in the Calendar app.


  • Smartsheet
  • Business
  • Enterprise

Use a filter, for example, to display tasks due on a specific date that are assigned to you, or tasks with a specific status.


What happened to the calendar filter options in the Settings panel?

This was replaced with the new Filters option. Calendar owners can use shared filters to create and control multiple filters for their users.

What column types are supported?

All column types are currently supported. For more information about columns in Smartsheet, see Use the best column type for your data.


Why is a column from my sheet not available for Filtering?

Only columns included in the calendar configuration are available for use in a filter. To use a column for filtering, make sure it’s present in Map Columns (Step 3 of the Calendar setup wizard) or Additional Columns (Step 4 of the Calendar setup wizard).

For more information on creating and editing calendars, see Keep your Teams organized with the Smartsheet Calendar app.


Can I embed a filtered Calendar in a Dashboard?

Yes. You can embed a filtered view of a calendar.

A person who views the calendar is able to adjust the filters in the embedded calendar, but the filtered view is reset the next time you load the dashboard. For more information see Calendar App: Interact With a Calendar.


Why do I see an error icon on my filters?

For calendars that you own, the calendar name may be unavailable (grayed out) and an error icon may be displayed if the filter definition is no longer valid.

This may occur under the following circumstances:

  • The column is no longer included in the calendar configuration
  • The column type was changed
  • The filter criteria are no longer available for the specified column type

To see the specific reason for the error, select the Edit icon to open the Filter window. To remove the error, reconfigure the filter with valid criteria or delete it. 


If an error occurs with a shared filter, that filter becomes visible only to Owners. Those people can see the error icon and resolve errors with it.


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